Trevor Reekie Profile

John Dix
24 Jun 2014

Eclecticism is a mark of Trevor Reekie’s make-up. He's had a varied career in the music industry, as musician, radio and recording producer, music writer and record label owner.

As a musician, his first band performed what he now describes as “prog-punk”. He spent a year touring Europe with a theatre troupe, studying and playing renaissance instruments, played electronic music with Car Crash Set, spent almost a decade with singer-songwriter Greg Johnson, and is currently teamed with jazz enthusiast Tom Ludvigson. His interests as a producer and label owner follow a similar eclectic path.

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Trevor Reekie in the early 1980s, during Reaction Records days
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Trevor Reekie and Nigel Russell with Car Crash Set
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Trevor Reekie on stage with Greg Johnson in the late 1990s
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Trevor Reekie with Jean-Luc Zuntini, Nice 1980
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New Zealand Musician, February 1990
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Trevor Reekie and Jean-Luc Zutini at Nice Art Gallery, 1980
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At the 1985 APRA Silver Scrolls - Trevor Reekie, Netherworld Dancing Toys (and later Sony Music exec) Malcolm Black and The Narcs' drummer Steve Clarkson
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Trevor Reekie on the phone to a radio station in 1988 hustling for airplay. In the late 80s and early 90s Pagan had a string of No.1 and Top 20 hits.
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The Greg Johnson Set at The Siren, 1989 - Nathan Haines, Greg Johnson, Trevor Reekie
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Trevor Reekie on the Car Crash Set Breakdown video shoot, 1984
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Trevor Reekie in London, 1980
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Trevor Reekie with Car Crash Set at Zanzibar, late 1983
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Car Crash Set on the Breakdown video shoot - L to R: Nigel Russell, Sharon Tuapawa, David Bulog, Ryan Monga, Trevor Reekie, 1984
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Car Crash Set with Trevor Reekie, mid 1980s
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Car Crash Set: Simon Mark-Brown, Trevor Reekie, Ryan Monga, Nigel Russell, Dave Bulog, Radio With Pictures show, Quays, 1984
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Trevor Reekie's band Prometheus with Mother Goose, Dunedin, 1976
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Car Crash Set, Auckland University Quad, 10 March, 1985. Trevor Reekie and Nigel Russell.
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Trevor Reekie and Tom Ludvigson
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Recording in the mid-1980s
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Pagan's Sheryl Morris and Trevor Reekie with Paul Ubana Jones
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Trevor Reekie with RipItUp's John Russell, 1998
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Trevor Reekie in the mid-1990s
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Trip To The Moon - Nigel Gavin, Jim Langabeer and Trevor Reekie
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The Cure with manager Chris Parry (left, ex-The Fourmyula), promoter Terry Condon (third from right) and Trevor Reekie (right) backstage at Auckland's Town Hall.
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Trevor Reekie (right) and Kerry O'Connor
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Trevor Reekie with lifelong friend Bruce Kirkland (left), the Auckland-born US music exec (Stiff Records and Capitol Records)
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Trip with Bobbylon and Peter Scott
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Trevor Reekie with Ray Columbus at the 1994 APRA Silver Scrolls
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In 2013 Trevor won the NZ Radio Award for best produced music feature for Access All Areas: Tommy James & The Shondells